Monday, December 10, 2018

SAG Predictions: Best Female Actor in a Comedy Series

Last year’s nominees: Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black), Alison Brie (GLOW), Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep), Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie)

Just one of these women – Tomlin – was nominated in the corresponding Emmy category this past year. Two-time winner Louis-Dreyfus won’t be back since her show doesn’t return until 2019. Another two-time winner – Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black) – probably won’t return given her diminished role on her show, but she did make it in the past two years, so maybe she’ll be back again. Alison Brie (GLOW) saw her show be just as popular in year two, and Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) and Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie) could just as easily be snubbed as they could be included again. Emmy and Golden Globe winner Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) missed out last year when her show had just debuted – don’t expect the same to happen this year. Kristen Bell (The Good Place) finally got a Golden Globe nomination and might earn a SAG bid too since the guild is all for established series. Debra Messing (Will and Grace) and Candice Bergen (Murphy Brown) each got Golden Globe nominations and have two SAG bids from the first runs of their show, and Megan Mullally (Will and Grace), a three-time SAG winner, earned an Emmy nomination this past year. Other possibilities include Emmy nominees like Issa Rae (Insecure), Betty Gilpin (GLOW), Alex Borstein (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), and Laurie Metcalf (The Conners), though she’d likely contend for that show rather than the original “Roseanne” that earned her the Emmy bid.

Current predictions:
Alex Borstein (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Alison Brie (GLOW)
Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie)
Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie)

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